By Trash/Recycle Bin I meant the Windows or Mac native trash. I believe you use Windows, so this would be in the Windows Recycle Bin.
odrive makes every effort to prevent any loss of data, which is why it has the odrive trash as a safeguard against inadvertent local deletes. For remote deletes, it will always move the files to the Windows Recycle Bin, instead of just deleting them.
From what you described above, it sounds like these particular folders were modified many months ago. -
Is it possible that these files were:
- Moved to another location in odrive?
- Moved out of odrive folder?
- Accidentally deleted?
Unfortunately Amazon Drive only keeps items in their trash for 30 days before they automatically delete them (this is one of their policies I disagree with the most). This probably explains why the oldest item you have in the Amazon Trash is from 12/29.
If you had these files on multiple computers, it is worth checking the Windows Recycle Bin on those other machines. Even if these files were accidentally deleted on one machine, odrive would move the files to the Windows Recycle Bin on the other machine when it saw the remote delete.
If you find that the odrive trash notifications are distracting, or popping-up too often, you can actually disable them with an advanced option. This option is located in the odrive_user_general_conf.txt file in the root of your odrive folder. Open that file, change the
"suppressTrashNotifications": false to
"suppressTrashNotifications": true, save the file, and then restart odrive. You will no longer get those trash notifications when items are added to the odrive trash.
Additionally, if you find that you often have lots of items in the odrive trash that it is too difficult to review them from the odrive menu, you can generate a diagnostic report which will create a file named “current_odrive_status.txt” in the root of your odrive folder. This file will contain a full listing of all of the items that are currently in the odrive trash, so you can more easily review them.